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Bee Ridge Church

Hello everyone.

Don't forget that tomorrow is Flag Day. This is the day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, it's designers and makers.

Our flag is representative of our independence and our unity as a nation. In one nation under God. Our flag has a proud and glorious history.

It was at the lead of every battle fought by Americans. Many people have died protecting it. It even stands proudly on the surface of the moon.

As Americans, we have every right to be proud of our culture, our nation and our flag. So raise the flag today and every day with pride.

Also, tomorrow is the Homecoming celebration for Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church. It will begin right after church with a pitch-in lunch.

This is for anyone who would like to come. We look forward to meeting you.

Most of you read this article often enough to know where the church is. If there is anyone who doesn't know, just keep reading. Take State Road 340 to Northview High School, turn right and go approximately 1.4 miles.

We are the brick church on the east side of the road at the top of the hill. Sunday School for both adults and children starts at 9:30 a.m., while church services for both begins at 10:30 a.m.

We do have a ramp for wheelchairs and anyone who cannot climb stairs.

Come visit us.

Your friends at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Pastor is Father Harold W. Rightor II. E-mail for the parish office can be sent to annunciationchurch@msn.com. The church website is http://mysite.verizon.net/resolhio/annun.... The phone number is 448-1901.

Mass schedule if Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday at 9 a.m. Reconciliation is 5:45-6:15 p.m., Saturday, or by appointment.

Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed the first Sunday of each month at 8 a.m. To schedule time to see Father Harold, call the parish office.

The church is located at 19 N. Alabama St., Brazil. Handicapped parking is available in the parking lot between the church and the Parish Center.

If you have any news of interest to the parish, send an e-mail to eaburt48@hotmail.com. News must be submitted before Wednesday to get in the paper by Saturday.

Our sincerest apologies go to those graduates we forgot to list last week.

They are Kyle Pestoff, and Kaylee and Trey Crague. Congratulations to you.

We will have a Mass June 28 for all Clay County Service men and women and their families. The Mass will be at 8:30 a.m. We wish to extend a personal invitation for all service personnel and their families to come and join us in this special Mass.

This is a little bit of history, which eventually is brought to our little church.

Our Lady of the Conception who Appeared (also written as Our Lady who Appeared) is the patron saint of Brazil, represented by a statue of the Virgin Mary located in the Basilica of Aparecida, in the city of Aparecida in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. In Portuguese, the name is Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Aparecida (Our Lady of the Conception who Appeared).

This shrine is the most visited in Brazil and one of the most visited in the Catholic world. In Brazil, Our Lady who Appeared is remembered by a national holiday Oct. 12.

The history of Our Lady of the Conception who Appeared begins 1717, when news arrived that the Count of Assumar, Dom Pedro de Almeida e Portgula, Governor of the Province of Sau Paulo and Minas Gerais, would be passing by the village of Guaratingueta on his way to Vila Rica, today the city of Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais.

Three fishermen, Domingos Garcia, Filipe Pedroso and Joao Alves were sent out by the local authorities to find fish in the Paraiba River. They went down the river and found nothing.

After many unsuccessful attempts, they arrived at a place called Porto Itaguacu.

Joao Alves threw his net into the water and brought back a statue of Our Lady of the Conception, but the head was missing.

He threw his net in again and soon reeled in the head of the statue.

After that, according to the legend, the fish arrived in abundance for the three humble fishermen and their nets were full.

On Oct. 16, 1958, the Brazilian Consul, Joao Tiereira, brought a craved wooden statue of Brazil's patron saint "Nossa Senhora" (Our Lady of Aparacedia) as a gift from Cardinal Mottal, Cardinal Archbishop of Sao Paulo, to Annunciation Church.

This statue still resides in Mary's side altar. The statue was accepted by Father McSween and Father Mooney along with alter boy Robert Knierim.

The crown and robe on Our Lady of Aparacedia was placed there by Princess Elizabeth of Brazil.

Some of the Parishioners also visited Brazil and took them gifts, but I haven't been able to find out what they were.

Check out our website for history of our church.

Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy Crossing. We are smoke-free. If we have 100 or more players at 7 p.m., the pots will be $100. Come early and socialize and get something to eat.

We always have good food and free coffee. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. We play 10 speed games, starting at 6 p.m., each and every Sunday and our Early Bird games start at 6:30 p.m. Regular Bingo starts at 7 p.m.

Our Bingo hall is located at 8990 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd., across from the Northview High School baseball field.

We are handicapped accessible and we have a lighted parking lot and a covered outside smoking area.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Seelyville United Methodist Church is a Christian Community of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors. We are located at U.S. 40 and 2nd St., Seelyville, one block east of the stoplight.

Join us at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, for worship. We will be reminded that God's redeeming power can make even the smallest and most insignificant thing in the world great.

A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15 a.m.

June Share Food orders can be picked up Saturday, June 27.

For more information, visit www.seelyvilleumc.org, or e-mail seelyvilleumc@verizon.net, or call 812-877-1868.

First Christian Church

During the month of June, we will be talking about "Relaunching My Personal Integrity."

This Sunday, Pastor Bob Witte will be preaching from James 3:6, talking about the tongue and how powerful it is.

Weekidz, for birth through preschool, will be available during both the 9 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. services.

This is a "Family Sunday" for children kindergarten-fifth-grade, so they will be in the main worship services, 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

There will be Bible study at the Walnut Theater for middle school and high school ages at 9 a.m., and then Reel Worship at 10:30 a.m., at the theater as well.

More information about First Christian Church and Cornerstone Christian School is on the church's website at www.fccbrazil.org.

Eastside Christian Church

At the writing of this article, our Vacation Bible School is in full swing.

What a great time the kids are having. We would like to have more children with us, but the ones that are attending are such a blessing.

And the snacks have been wonderful.

We want to thank Long John Silver's and the local Dairy Queen for the contributions. We hope you will think about being with us next year.

This weekend is the end of the ordering time for the month of June for Angel Food. If you would still like to order, call Lorie at 765-673-6363 or Sharon at 448-1030. Pickup day for this month will be June 27.

It was good to see Thelma and Bonnie with us Sunday. We want to continue to pray for all of our shut-ins who can't be with us. We also want to keep in our prayers our military men and women, and especially the leaders of our country. If you are in need of prayer, feel free to call the church and let us know. We definitely believe in the power of prayer.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we would like to invite you to be with us. Our main goal is to let everyone know about God. If you don't have God in your life, you are only existing. We are in the world, but we are not to be of the world. Do you ever think about where you will go when you die? We want to let you know that you can have eternal life with God, if you only accept Jesus as your personal Savior. Come let us show you the way. Our church is located directly behind Hardee's on Church Street. We look forward to meeting you.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

We praise the Lord for a wonderful week of VBS. Our theme was "African Safari in the Son."

The lessons came from 1 Peter 5:8 -- Satan is like a lion seeking someone to devour. Daniel and the lion's den -- his commitment to serve the Lord through his life was in danger, Balaam and the talking donkey from Numbers 22 -- to disobey the Lord is a serious matter.

The children had a wonderful time singing, doing crafts, playing games, and of course, having snacks.

One child had to miss VBS because of sports practice. He told his mom he wished he did not have to miss.

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind with school coming to a close and other matters demanding time.

As a result, I had been unable to submit updates over the past few weeks. Lord willing, they will be here consistently.

Our youth ministry continues to meet on the second and fourth Sunday nights of each month at 6 p.m.

The teens will be meeting this week at the church.

It is such a delight to see the teens have a desire to study the Scriptures.

The Word of God is where they will discover true wisdom to guide them in the days and years ahead. They have a lot of fun goofing around after the study and playing some games. We gladly welcome all teens in middle school and high school. Come and join us.

Pastor is continuing to preach in the book of Matthew. With is being summer, he will occasionally preach from another text or teach on a particular doctrine.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church is committed to the Scriptures as being the inerrant, all-sufficient and divinely inspired Word. Even though our culture and society are changing, God's Word does not. Rather than try to make the Scriptures fit our culture, we are committed to looking at the culture through the Scriptures and developing a biblical world view.

Why not join us this Sunday at 10 a.m., for Sunday School and 11 a.m., for our worship service? That is the best way to discover what BBFC is all about. We are also east to get to. We are located on State Road 59, directly across from the 4-H Fairgrounds.

Harmony United Methodist Church

This summer is beginning to fill up with picnics and parties and vacations.

It's what we have been looking forward to through the cold of winter and the rains of spring.

It is a time to celebrate and share with family and friends. It is also a time to remember the blessings we enjoy.

This Sunday, we will be studying from the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy, where in Chapter 16, Verse 15, we are reminded, "It is the Lord your God who gives you bountiful harvests and blesses all your work."

We are also reminded that the joy we find in the midst of our celebrations comes from our attitudes and commitment to living our lives for the sake of others and serving them in love.

We find that joy is a stable and ever present attitude in the midst of everyday living. It is more than happiness.

It is more than laughter. It is the peaceful, hopeful assurance that you are loved and all will be well.

As a part of the service this week, we will view a few of the pictures from a recent mission trip to Mexico.

Remember the Community Song Celebration at Union United Methodist Church at 7 p.m., today, for a great time of Christian music and fellowship.

This is an outdoor event so bring a lawn chair.

As always, there will be plenty of great fellowship and sharing in joys and concerns.

We invite and welcome any who would like to attend. Sunday morning worship is at 9 a.m. Sunday School is at 10:45 a.m. and the second Sunday service is at 7 p.m.

Come and join us.

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist Church.

We have a softball game Monday night, June 15, at 8:30 p.m.

Our VBS has been a wonderful success.

We had a great turnout and the children learned all about Jesus and experienced being in Rome.

The adults in our church stepped up and became a big part of VBS this year.

Thanks to all of them who helped in any way.

Sunday is our VBS program. It will be at 6:30 p.m., and cookies will be served.

Our Father's Day dinner is 6:30 p.m., Monday. They will be served a wonderful meal by the Ladies Ministry.

Our Youth Pastor, Chris Lee and family, will be taking the seniors from our church to Holiday World June 23 and 25. Congratulations to all the graduates.

Have a wonderful week and please come and see us.

Carbon United Methodist Church

It seems that this past week was the official Vacation Bible School week because most of the churches around here chose this past week.

We and the Carbon Church of the Nazarene held ours this week and had a whopping great time!

We had nearly as many adults as we did kids, but that's OK.

They all enjoyed it and we hope that everyone learned a little bit more about God's love for us.

Tomorrow will be our Father's Day Dinner at the church.

It will begin at 6 p.m., so men, be sure to come and also come hungry.

The women have prepared quite an outing for you.

Father's Day is actually June 21, and right now, I want to commend the men of the church who come faithfully and are willing to take on any task they are asked to do.

Some men seem to think that this "going to church thing" is just for women and children. Their gods are fishing and mowing and watching sports, it seems.

But the men who attend church know that their God is all powerful, all loving and always with them. Their faith is strong and they are not afraid to show it. Men, I honor you.

The Town and Country United Methodist Men will meet at Epworth on Saturday, June 20, at 8 a.m., for breakfast and devotions.

I believe that there will be a speaker there to tell you about his mission trip. Mark it on your calendar.

We hope to see you in the morning. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m.

First Baptist Church

What was that that just flew by?

Vacation Bible School was this week, but we don't want to say, "it's history." We pray that it has made a positive impact on the lives of more than 60 young people that attended as students and conductors.

It was our goal that each one grew in their knowledge of Jesus and in their assurance that He loves and cares for them.

It all comes back to Jesus and the most important thing in life is that we live for Him. Special thanks to Janet Wise, Director and Robert Plummer, worship leader.

There were many, many people working each night and they are all equally appreciated for their service.

Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m., Sunday School classes will meet to study in God's word. There are classes for all ages.

We will be at the door to welcome you and take you to class.

We'll be happy to take you on a quick tour of our facilities.

If it is still raining, there is a covered entrance in the back to drop off your family at the door.

The deacons meet immediately following Sunday School to have prayer.

If you have a special prayer concern, you are welcome to speak at any of the deacons or attend this time of prayer before morning worship service.

An adult will always be in the nursery during Sunday School and worship.

It is a bright, secure place for your young child.

Following Prayer and Praise, the Spirit Kids (pre-kindergarden through second-grade) will go with Janet Emmert for children's church.

Junior and Senior high youth meet at 5:30 p.m., and adult Praise, Bible Study and Discussion begins at 6 p.m.

12:15 Wednesday Bible Study will continue the study of Exodus. We continue to have new folks attending so we hope you will be able to meet with us.

Wednesday evening will be our monthly business meeting at 7 p.m.

Thursday the Homemakers will meet at noon.

Friday evening the Hi-Shi-Ni class will have its fellowship meal and meeting.

Randy Wilson, contributor to Focus on the Family publication, says that with each of his seven children, he wondered if he had what it takes. "At times, I've felt overwhelmed by the thought that I'm responsible to lead, buide and direct my kids in the ways of the Lord. He has chosen me to lay down my wants and needs and to pour myself into my children."

"God knows your exhaustion, frustration and worries. And He knows the overwhelming fear of inadequacy that sometimes creeps in. Through the power of Christ, you can be the father God wants you to be."

We look forward to worshipping with you this week and celebrating Father's Day next Sunday with our dads, husbands and sons.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Praise The Lord, we made through another week. What have we done this past week with our daily activities to bring glory to the Lord? Each and every breath that we take should be a Praise to the Lords, because He is the one who put the breath into man in the beginning. Genesis 2:7 says, "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." So if God give life to man, don't you think that man ought to be smart enough to realize that we should live to the glory to the one who give us life in the first place.

But man thinks that he does not need God.

If this is the case, then may I ask a simple question, who is the one that people turn to in the time of need or when someone is in the hospital, all the while when things are going good, they turn their back on God?

Remember 9-11-01, where did people run to, they run to the nearest church and fell on their knees and prayed to God for mercy and protection. We must realize that we must depend on God everyday in the good times as well as the bad times in our lives. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever Hebrews 13:8

Now on the lighter side, did you know that the Bible says that women are not to make coffee, it says Hebrews.

J.B. and Melanie O'Neal are going to be at Otter Creek Christian Church on Saturday June 20, at 6 p.m., to present the message of Jesus Christ in music and the spoken word.

There will be a pitch-in dinner at 5 p.m. There will also be a free-will offering for J.B. and Melanie. So come hungry not only for the physical food but also hungry for the spiritual food.

Otter Creek Church is located at 6299 N. Crow St., Brazil. The phone number for the church is 446-5300. If you would like to talk to Pastor Steve, call 249-3309 after 4 p.m., weekdays or you can call 446-4007 and talk to sister Sandy or leave a message for the pastor and she will give it to him.

We are always here for anyone who need prayer so call anytime.

You can visit the church's web site at www.ottercreekchurch.com.

You will find a map and directions to the church and also some of Pastor Steve sermons.

You are sincerely invited out to Otter Creek Church to worship with us. Our service times are Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., and Worship at 10:40 a.m.

Until we meet again May God keep and protect you in His everlasting arms, Amen.

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